Retreating to a life in the suburbs and building a cottage is probably a dream that has crossed almost everyone’s mind. And I must admit that I, myself, have had this dream for quite some time now and have spoken openly about it that I’m sure my friends wouldn’t be surprised if I just upped and left, and finally settled in the suburbs.
But you don’t actually have to pack your stuff and move just to be able to fulfill your dream of living in a cottage because there are several ways to make your home look like a cottage.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go ahead and turn that house of yours into a lovely cottage that will surely be the talk of the town.
Choose the style you want
When it comes to cottage homes, there are a lot of styles to choose from. You can opt for a cottage with a terrace or one that’s finished in a bold color or choose from Nordic, Colonial or Mediterranean styles.
You can also consider the view around it. There is also the option for a classic log cabin that will definitely make you feel like you are living right in the heart of a forest.
There are so many styles to choose from and if you can’t make up your mind, you can mix styles as long as it makes you comfortable and of course, happy.
Add the classic components of a cottage
Cottage houses are often filled with plants which kind of makes them look more inviting. This is the best trick to making your house look like a cottage. Add plants everywhere: on your porch, on your window boxes, and most importantly, fill your garden with flower beds.
You can also add shutters and screen doors for that cottage feel. From the front door to the shutters, to the stone path on your lawn, adding stuff that reminds you more of mother nature is probably the best way to turn your house into a cottage.
Use cottage-style decor
Of course, you’re going to have to transform the interior design of your house as well to complete the cottage vibe. The best way to do it is to pick a color that makes the interior look light and airy.
You can also use furniture that varies from one another and then opt for patterns that bring the look together.
The most important thing to keep in mind though is to use a lot of accessories and keep them in odd numbers. It might seem crazy, but trust us that is the best way to do it.
There are actually no definitive rules when transforming your house into a cottage. All that matters is that it can serve as your haven for when things just get too much.
Always remember that if you get stuck with the design, you can always find inspiration in the things that you love most. Bring them to life by incorporating them into your cottage home ideas.